Mr Zulfikar Khayum > Atkin Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Atkin Chambers
1, Atkin Building, Gray's Inn


Zulfikar practices across all areas of the construction, engineering, energy and IT sectors in both the domestic and international context.

His practice combines substantial UK infrastructure projects (with a number under PFI) along with major projects in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. His recent experiences includes projects relating to major hospitals, airports, city centre transport, oil refineries and energy plants.

He has a particular focus on large, technically complex, international disputes.

He has been instructed in as counsel in a range of dispute resolution procedures including litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation. He has experience in advising and drafting pleadings in relation to all aspects of his practice. As part of his role he has been asked to advise on tactical as well as legal issues and is experienced in pre-action matters. He is regularly instructed as both junior and sole counsel, and has appeared in a number of trials in both court and arbitration, as well as at various interim hearings.

In addition to purely legal and tactical issues, he has been involved in cases dealing with a wide range of highly technical issues in the construction and engineering sector. His experience extends to cases requiring the involvement of multiple experts in a number of different disciplines and in particular experts dealing with architectural, engineering, fire safety, delay and quantum issues.


LLB (Hons); BCL (Oxon). Called 2006.


Zulfikar is a member of the SCL, TECBAR and COMBAR.

Lawyer Rankings

Middle East: The English Bar > Construction

(Leading juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Zulfikar KhayumAtkin ChambersForensic brilliance and mastery of technical detail. He has exceptional work ethic. Zulf outclasses most silks.’

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Zulfikar Khayum Atkin Chambers ‘He is calm, insightful, and a good team player. Zulfikar is the consummate all-rounder. His brain is a database of construction law, he immerses himself in the evidence, and he is a seasoned warrior in the trenches.’

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Zulfikar KhayumAtkin ChambersZulf is a pleasure to work with. He is calm, insightful, a good team player and extremely hard working. He hits way above his weight on both written and oral advocacy.’